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Re: [Monotone-devel] log options and staying on the current branch

From: Richard Levitte
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] log options and staying on the current branch
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 12:48:34 +0100 (CET)

In message <address@hidden> on Sun, 22 Feb 2009 21:54:12 -0700, Derek Scherger 
<address@hidden> said:

derek> On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 9:25 PM, Richard Levitte <address@hidden>wrote:
derek> > Personally, I'd find it irritating to have the history broken
derek> > off just because it went into another branch for a while...
derek> > Maybe we should
derek> The use case that gets me more often than not is when I'm
derek> working on a branch, and trying to see what has changed on that
derek> branch, without wandering off looking at things on some other
derek> branch that was propagated into the branch I'm working on.

I have no problems with adding things that would allow for filtering
such things.  What I question is the need to make that behavior the

derek> Aside from using the --branch option, would you find the other
derek> options (--date, --author, --message) useful? I've found myself
derek> wanting to be able to log changes by a specific author a few
derek> times with subversion which doesn't do this either.

Are selectors not possible to use for this?

Hmmm, maybe not, come to think of it, at least with log...  maybe we
should have log imply --next=1 or so when selectors have been used?

derek> > think about having a ~/.monotone/opts file to give the users
derek> > a possibility to have their own default option values or
derek> > somesuch...
derek> There is the new get_default_command_options hook coming in
derek> 0.43 that essentially does this.

Ah, I hadn't noticed that one...

derek> > Either way, I'm actually writing to remind you to add
derek> > something in NEWS, even though you're working in your own
derek> > branch.  Just to make sure it's not forgotten when the time
derek> > comes to propagate this back into the main branch :-).  Could
derek> > you please?
derek> When working on experimental branches I generally avoid doing
derek> things like this until I get some encouraging feedback that
derek> indicate the branch has a chance of being worthy of merging to
derek> mainline. This branch (like many others) needs not only a NEWS
derek> entry, but a few feature specific tests and documentation
derek> updates before it's ready for merging. I'd be happy to do these
derek> things, if people generally like the idea but there's not much
derek> point if they don't.

Well, I'm thinking that IF and WHEN the time comes, filling in those
might be forgotten (perhaps not necessarely by you)...  The same comes
to tests.


Richard Levitte                         address@hidden

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